Research + News | Topic: Online Privacy

Do Parents Invade Children’s Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

Children’s photos that parents have posted online have ended up in advertisements and on pornography sites.

Read the article from NPR here.

No You’re Not Paranoid For Covering Your Webcam, Says FBI Director Comey

Speaking at a conference this week, FBI Director James Comey offered up a little security tip: cover your webcam. Read the article here.

Study Finds Despite Expectations of Privacy, 1 in 4 Share Sexts

A new study from Indiana University researchers shows that although most people who engage in sexting expect their messages to remain private, nearly one in four people are sharing the sexual messages they receive. Read the article here.

6 Reasons Why Parents Should Care About Kids and Online Privacy

Neglecting to protect your kid’s privacy can have serious consequences, says Common Sense Media. Read the blog post here.

Kids Worry About Parents Oversharing On Social Media, Study Finds

When the photo of your son or the anecdote about your daughter seems too cute not to share on social media, how do your children really feel about showing up in your Facebook or Instagram account? Read the article here.

Peeple App New Low For Online Comments

When Peeple, the “Yelp for humans” app was announced in October, netizens howled that this was a new low. Read the article here.

3 Conversations About Privacy and Security To Have With a Teenager Today

You can teach teens to be smart with technology. All you need to do is start by talking to them about the risks. To make it easier, try pulling stories from the news. It’s a great way to have the point hit home. Read the full article here.

Kids Don’t Want Parents to Post Photos of Them (Without Permission)

Researchers polled 249 parent-child pairs about their families’ use of technology, including rules and expectations, and found that one of the most common requests from children ages 10-17 was that parents stop posting photos without their permission.

Read the article here.

How Do I Police My Teen’s Online Life?

How do we balance the fine line between online monitoring and our teens’ growing independence? Read the article here.

Facebook’s ‘Teen Dating’ Groups Are Every Parent’s Nightmare Come To Life

While teen dating groups, both public and closed, have been common on Facebook for years, the genre has recently come to light for tragic reasons. Read the article here.